Visit the gardens at Bocombe Mill Cottage on one of our NGS Open Days to explore what many an Estate owner in the 18th century paid handsomely for – a live Hermit! Don’t be put off by their initial reaction – but check them out here
..to Bocombe Mill Cottage, an organic garden in North West Devon open as part of the National Gardens Scheme.
In 2015 the 5 acres of Bocombe Mill Cottage Garden will, for the tenth year, be open exclusively for the benefit of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). All of the money from our Admission Charges and sales of Homemade Teas go directly to the NGS, which supports charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and many more. Our open days are:
The whole Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May, that’s Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May. From 12 noon to 5pm.
Plus, in June, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th at the same times
If you're a group of 10 or more you can make an appointment for visits with guided tours from the beginning of March until the end of September.
A spectacular foliage plant that we always grow in our conservatories, Sauromatum venosum. Supposedly tender, one escaped into our Kitchen Garden some years ago and now grows there quite happily without any winter protection. Another of the “voodoo lily” group, this plant produces a foul-smelling spathe, followed by a single rounded leaf with many lance shaped segments. The bright fruits follow on as the plant retreats back into the soil for another year.